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Poster: yokosduo Date: Feb 3, 2011 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Hey Rookie,

If you pay attention, the outcome is easy to predict. But don't look to me for any advice regarding the "Big House" too much is on the line for that Circus; Advertising, Hype, Pressure, Wagers etc. The most we can hope for is a good contest.

The very least they could do is invite Eric Clapton to perform instead of the freakin "Black Eyed Sneeze!" I mean they're good performers and all, but the halftime game tradition is "Rock n Roll".

However, i do have some advice for you my friend; Try to ignore the B.S. that floats around in this sewing circle. What you have here is a support group for middle aged blokes who are steering through their collective mid-life crisis by recalling the by-gone days of their "Rock n Roll" fantasies while adopting Shakespearean complexes.


This post was modified by yokosduo on 2011-02-03 19:44:59

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 23, 2011 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

"What you have here is a support group for middle aged blokes who are steering through their collective mid-life crisis by recalling the by-gone days of their "Rock n Roll" fantasies while adopting Shakespearean complexes."

Pretty ironic from the guy who in the previous sentence laments the lack of an iconic '60s rock and roller for the SB half time show. My 15 year old son, as i was taking him to that Falcons game last week, was making the comment how great it was that they got an act in there for the Super Bowl that wasn't some over-the-hill white rocker. I suspect he is not alone in his thinking. Welcome to the mid-life crisis club!!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 23, 2011 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Kochman is just looking for attention, that's all.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

When you're as screwed up as I am in, I would trade places with ANYONE lucky enough to "just be in a mid-life crisis"! And, I figure a "Shakesperian" complex is better than a poke in the eye...

What I've never understood when someone describes what some of us are "doing here", that the truth is, it could be far worse...the above description is no insult to me.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Just what I was thinking, what the heck does he have against pathetic midlife crisis support groups. (Though we aren't all blokes.) I'm already getting nostalgic for my midlife crisis which I think may be nearly over ... some day not far off my midlife crisis is going to look like the good old days.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 24, 2011 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Ha! I'll never forget when I was young professor at a new school in which it was really crisis mode day in and day out...the strange thing about those situations is that of course, you "bond" with the folks that you go thru it with (in this case, a bunch of my dear lady friends--yes, ahem, they were, er are!--that were in the behavioral sciences) are the ones that you end up feeling like you've been "to Hell and back" with...one of the "feminist, leftist, Marxist" sorts said to me one day, "we'll meet on campus in 20 yrs, hug and say, 'remember the good ol days?' ya know!"

And, amazingly, it happened just the other day...some of those professors that fought the good fight (too long a story) are in fact, "dead and gone", but I never thought at the time I'd look back with such feelings about it, now. But I do.

BTW, I love everyone of those leftist, feminist Markist sorts.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2011 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Has a "Some of my best friends are ..." sound to it ...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 24, 2011 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Yup; but in this case I really mean it...and in fact, share alot of the commonalities, for different reasons, that they derived from those schools of thought, etc.

Hope that makes more sense than it appears.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 24, 2011 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Marxism - it's not all duck soup

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."

I've honestly never been able to see the flaw in that as a statement of ideals. Of course, by changing 'needs' to 'work' the Soviets totally undermined and subverted Marx's philosophy.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 24, 2011 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Marxism - it's not all duck soup

Yes indeed; I find it awk when describing these truly lovely ladies, but they were all "born of the 60s" (five of them that I was close to, all 5-10 yrs older than me), and for sociology, that meant they were heavily engaged with/immersed in the almost cliche'd stereo-typed schools of thought that those times forged for many women scholars, and I do them a great disservice to term them "my leftist leaning, feminist/Marxist sociologists" friends, but for those such as yourself, it probably (hopefully) conveys the appropriate image of what many of them shared with respect to world views...? They, equally lovingly (I presume!), described me as "...our little Edward Abbey loving, Darwinian atheist..."

Not far off the mark, eh?

And by the way, good evening to you, Rob! BTW, ck your email for more on the wildlife of the Sonoran Desert...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2011-01-24 21:12:13

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 24, 2011 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

My life seems to consist of effortless segues from one crisis to another, the midlife one being just one more station along the way.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2011 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

I'm guessing that people who jeer at other people's midlife crises are just entering their own, or seguing into theirs not so effortlessly, or nervously see it coming up on the horizon, and haven't yet learned to roll with the punches. (There's some mixed metaphors for you; just need WT to add lizard-sniffing dogs.)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 24, 2011 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

William Tell and the Lizard Sniffing Dogs.

Now, you'd pay to see that band play wouldn't you?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2011 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

Lol, oh that would be terrific!

instead of ratdog, lizarddog!

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jan 24, 2011 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Superbowl 45 Packers - Steelers

A heartfelt response to yourself. Thats awesome.